Monday, 19 November 2012

Happy Birthday Rachel...Not quite a Tag!

Hello Friends

What a perfectly miserable Monday morning it is weatherwise!  But you know what means......Perfect weather for crafting in!  Well I would do if I was not in work!

It was my very good friend Rachel's birthday last week and just a few weeks ago Rachel was in my Craft Room for, as she puts it, "a darned good nosey"!!  She asked me why I had all the tags around my room?  I told her that some of them are for challenges and by creating artwork on tags, it is also a good way of practising new techniques or ideas without wasting too much paper/time to discover whether you like it or not.  Well one of the tags that caught Rachel's eye was one I made using the embossing powder resist technique so to prove a point, I made a card version of that tag and here it is.....

I also got chance to use my new favourite DI - Seedless Preserves, as well as Rusty Hinge, Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo and Old Paper.

The bluey/purple background card is created using the card that I put in the base of my spraying box when using colourwashes/shimmers.  When I think they look interesting I take them out and refresh with fresh cardstock!  The butterflies and SU tag were also stamped onto Snippets of card coloured in the same way. Immediately behind is a piece of silver mirrored card, again a Snippet left over from a Christmas project no doubt. 
The ribbon was also salvaged from the Snippets boxes which I must have had left over from making one of the other ribbons on that die and the flourish I found in my embellishment tin.  You can see the button I cheated with thread by drawing with another great find......Sharpies White pen.  Brilliant.  Craft Obsessions have them.  The best white pen EVER!

So overall I think I am entitled to link this up with Miss Di's Playground.  Must remember to put the wellies on before I go over there!  

TTFN and thanks for calling by.

Hettie

11 comments:

Mrs F said...

Wow, that is stunning Sam. LOVE LOVE LOVE the flutterbie's, they look as if they would lift off the tag.

Your friend is sure to adore it!

Big hugs xxx

lynne said...

This is sumptuous, such richness to the colours and what a clever cheat you are! Looks so effective.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FANTASTIC tag card Sam. Bet your friend was really impressed. xxxx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous card Sam the background is fab! Have been looking for the Sharpie white pens, cheers hun!! Hugs Elizabeth xxx

Di said...

WOAH - absolutely fantabulous Sam!!!! Every ickle element is just so beautiful - and very clever trick with the pen. Three plays on the swings for you today :)

Hugs, Di xx

Annie said...

This is gorgeous Samantha. Stunning background, set off by the embellishments.

TFS

Annie x

scrappymo! said...

The butterflies are beautiful! Great card...thanks for the tip about the white sharpie pen. I need something that will write on black right now...I will give this a try!

fairy thoughts said...

gorgeous colouring sam, I must have missed seedless preserves, where does he get the names from?
janet

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW what gorgeous colours and love this technique. What a great idea making a tag first to experiment, going to have to try that one :) xx

Kate said...

This is one stunner of a card, Sam! Goegeous! Love that seedless preserves and all those gorgeous butterflies! Beautiful indeed!

Amanda said...

Wow this is simply stunning, I too love seedless preserves and love blending it with picked raspberry then onto festive berries, can't you tell I only really have the limited edition colours lol, I bought a white sharpie ages ago and you have just reminded me that i have one somewhere. Off to hunt it out if you dont hear from me before next week send in the search party lol. Hugs, Amanda x